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Police find $12,000 watch lost at Phu Quoc Airport 6 months ago

The Phu Quoc police have found a Vietnamese-American woman’s Patek Philippe watch worth VND278 million (US$11,845) that was in all probability stolen at the airport late last year.

Police find $12,000 watch lost at Phu Quoc Airport 6 months ago

On Friday Mac Thanh Thao, 35, said her relatives are discussing with the police how to send the watch to her since she is now in the U.S., Giao Thong newspaper reported.

The police did not reveal where or how they found it.

On December 25 last year Thao’s family left Phu Quoc for Ho Chi Minh City after a three-day trip to the island.

For security screening at the airport, she had put her personal belongings including the watch in a bag and placed it in a tray.

At the other end, she found her watch missing. She frantically check the area but in vain.

She immediately complained to customs officers.

Within a few days airport officials sent four video clips and three related photos to the police for further investigation.

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